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Hi, My Name is Sam

Welcome to podcastbroadcase! My name is Sam, and I’m here to help you make sense of this world. I run a podcast called Podcastbroadcast in where I talk about world events, stuff I like and things that interest me. Which is a lot of stuff. I decided to create a blog as well, in fact you’re on it now. My blog is even more random than my podcast, so I hope you enjoy reading about my daily life, random things that happen to me and some of my “unique” musings. Who am I outside of the internet? I’m a mother of 2, an entrepreneur (Love how that sounds) and an artist in training.

Vetting Electricians In A Big City Like Tulsa

Finding Good Electricians In Tulsa

Big cities and other large population centres have their good points and their bad points. On the one hand, living in a big city means that you have all the services and amenities you could possibly want at your disposal. The bigger the city the more likely it is to have the kind of restaurants you want, the cool bars and clubs, huge shopping malls with hundreds of shops, etc. With big city life, you can end up a bit spoilt for choice. This in itself can be both a pro and a con to living in a high population centre like Tulsa.

You have an overabundance of choice. Too many services and businesses to choose from. It can make it exceedingly difficult when trying to decipher where to go, what to buy, who to hire, etc. With the higher number of businesses operating in the area, you’re going to get bother better businesses and awful, scamming businesses. The bigger the city, the harder it is to pick out who is who. Though, like I said, the better companies and services tend to appear in the larger cities.

For example, say you need to hire electricians Tulsa. Tulsa is the 47th most populous city in the United States of America. There’s going to be tons of companies and independent contractors vying for your patronage and you need to know who is worth the effort and who is just going to cause you trouble down the line.

Do your research! It might take a while but really go through as many companies you can find and look at all the reviews and feedback you can find. Less reputable companies may even pay to have fake reviews written for them so you can’t just rely on a five star system; you have to actually read the reviews and make sure everything seems legitimate.

It’s almost certain that you have friends and family who have recently used an electrician. Ask them who they hired and what they were like.

Were they good? Were they professional? Were there any issues that came up? Be as thorough as possible so that you don’t get burned.

Big Family, Small Budget

Everyone always wants to know how we’re able to go on big family vacations every summer when I’m a stay at home mom with two kids. Well, my husband has a great job. But that in itself isn’t enough. I do make a nice chunk of money from my writing. Not much, but enough to make it so we have some money to play with. But it isn’t so much what we have coming in that makes the difference. It’s how we handle everything going out.

First, I only get my kids’ clothes resale or on sale. That includes everything from shoes to winter jackets. Of course, we do a lot of hand-me-downs, too, and it helps that I have three boys. My oldest is a girl and she gets a splurge shopping trip every once in awhile. But she’s old enough to have a part time job and is pretty good about buying herself the special things she really wants.

Second, I don’t shop at expensive grocery stores. I prefer those places where you deposit a quarter for your shopping cart and don’t carry a lot of name brands. I’ll let you in on a secret. Some of their stuff is better than the big names. I found this curry sauce that is to die for. Anyway, I also go to a big warehouse store for all the staples: toilet paper, diapers, toothpaste. I buy it all in bulk. It’s a bit of an investment upfront, but over time, it more than pays for itself.

Third, I cut back on as much as I can. If you think about your monthly expenses, it’s likely you can cut back somewhere. Ask yourself, do I really need those premium channels in the cable package? Can I live without a DVR? Can I use a cell phone plan with less data? Who has the cheapest auto insurance? Do I really need full coverage car insurance on my old car? Would it be better to buy very cheap car insurance no deposit? Probably!

Budgeting is just as much about what you bring in as how you control what goes out. If you take a good look at where your money is going, you might be able to make some changes that will save you a lot more money than you think. That’s how we get to go on big family vacations every year. Scrimping by on the day to day lets us do some pretty amazing, exciting things.